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New Faculty Join Hamilton College

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Posted April 4, 1998
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Bobby Fong, dean of the faculty at Hamilton College, announced the appointment of new faculty for the 1998-99 academic year, including 7 tenure track appointments, 28 visiting professors and 15 others for the 1998-1999 academic year. New tenure track appointments include:

Vivyan C. Adair, assistant professor, women's studies -- B.A. in 1991, M.A. in 1993, Graduate Women Studies Teaching Certificate in 1994, and Ph.D in 1997, from the University of Washington, Seattle. Most recently a lecturer in women's studies at the University of Washington, Adair has authored several articles and conference papers. She also has served as adult literacy director for the Goodwill Adult Literacy 2000 Project in Seattle.

Steve J. Goldberg, associate professor of art -- B.A. in 1968 from the Brooklyn College of the City University of New York; M.A. in 1970 from the University of Hawaii; and, Ph.D. in 1981 from the University of Michigan. Goldberg specializes in the history of Chinese art. He received the Research Relations Fund Award from the University of Hawaii to support funding of photographic illustrations for the publication, The Inscriptive Subject: Tradition and the Construction of Identity in Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, 1997. He has written many books and articles and conducted numerous lectures.

Mihyang Cecilia Hwangpo, instructor of romance languages -- B.A. in 1991 from City University of New York; Ph.D in 1998 from Yale University. A recipient of the Yale University Dissertation Fellowship, Hwangpo was most recently an adjunct lecturer at the State University of New York at Stonybrook, and had been a teaching assistant at Yale University.0

Doran Larson, assistant professor of English -- B.A. in 1980 from the University of California at Santa Cruz; M.A. in 1985, and Ph.D. in 1990 from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Larson has served as an assistant professor at the University of Texas, San Antonio, and the University of Wisconsin. He has published books of fiction as well as academic articles, and has presented at numerous conferences.

George C. Shields, professor of chemistry -- B.S. in 1981, M.S. in 1983, and Ph.D in physical chemistry in 1986 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Shields has conducted postdoctoral research at Yale University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute on Protein-DNA interactions, utilizing X-ray crystallography. Shields was most recently chair of the chemistry department at Lake Forest College. He was Invited Professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Barcelona, Spain in 1995-96. Shields has received numerous grants and awards and has been director of Lake Forest Richter Scholars undergraduate research. He has authored several science education book chapters and numerous articles.

Kiron Kanina Skinner, assistant professor of government -- A.B. in 1981 from Spelman College; master's degree, 1985, and Ph.D., 1994 from Harvard University. Skinner has been a Hoover Institution Research Fellow at Stanford University. She serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, New York. Skinner was a visiting assistant professor at UCLA, a research director at Stanford University and teaching fellow at Harvard University. Skinner has published many papers and presented at numerous conferences.

Mitchell Stevens, assistant professor of sociology -- B.A. from Macalester College; M.A. in 1989, and Ph.D. in 1996 from Northwestern University. Stevens specializes in social interaction, social problems and policy, the sociology of education and urban sociology. Prior to coming to Hamilton, he was a visiting lecturer at St. Lawrence University.

New visiting faculty members for the 1998-1999 academic year include: Nancy Bachman, biology; Jennifer Silverman Borton, psychology; Tamara Burk, Emerson Scholar; Hubert Dreyfus, philosophy; Ben Fred-Mensah, government; Ariadna Garcia-Bryce, romance languages; Linda Horwitz, rhetoric and communications; Lisa Hughes, classics; Christophe Ippolito, romance languages; George Krompacky, East Asian languages; Bruce Laingen, government; Laura Malloy, women's studies; Kirt Moody, biology; Renate Reimann, sociology; David Stone, history; Bruce Van Blarcom, theatre and dance; Jack Waas, chemistry; and Erin Whitemore-Hitt, psychology.

Returning visiting faculty members are: Thomas Bass, comparative literature; Megan Deeney, mathematics; Lisa Ferrari, government; Arvind Jaggi, economics; Adam Lutzker, economics; Kerry Mullins, sociology; George O'Connell, English; Kirk Pillow, philosophy; Steven Rivers, physics; and Marcy Sacks, history.

Three new lecturers have also been named. For the fall semester they include: Thomas Mazzullo, art; Karen Stearns, teacher education; Lisa Trevedi, history. Returning lecturers are: Maria Brane, psychology; Louise Charbonneau, romance languages; Sharon Humphries-Brooks, college 100; Scott MacDonald, art; and Sidney Wertimer, economics.

Named to teach for both the fall and spring semesters are: Alison Doughtie, English as a second language; Richard Lloyd, theatre and dance; and Sharon Williams, English.

Four new teaching fellows have also joined the foreign language departments: Etsuko Ingouchi, Japanese; Chen Ling-chieh, Chinese; Jasmin Skrodzki, German; and Jean-Pierre Taoutel, French.

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